Archive for October, 2010

Yet another 2 mushrooming videos!

Not one but two lovely Ceps! And a real Mr Piggy face right at the end of the video… Don’t miss it but, don’t laugh too much! And a wonderfully exciting video of The Girlie walking up the lane…. It’s not all mushrooms and fun… Although a nice walk up the lane can be fun, [...]

Not one but two lovely Ceps!

And a real Mr Piggy face right at the end of the video…

Don’t miss it but, don’t laugh too much!

And a wonderfully exciting video of The Girlie walking up the lane….

It’s not all mushrooms and fun…

Although a nice walk up the lane can be fun, especially if there’s some mushrooms to be found!

All the best

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Two more mushrooming videos!

Another two ceps for the Cep King of Brittany from our foray on Saturday… You can’t see the cheesy grin this time but I assure you, it’s there! And in this video (also take from our foray on Saturday 16th October), you can see the Cep king of Brittany with a real whopper in his [...]

Another two ceps for the Cep King of Brittany from our foray on Saturday…

You can’t see the cheesy grin this time but I assure you, it’s there!

And in this video (also take from our foray on Saturday 16th October), you can see the Cep king of Brittany with a real whopper in his hands!

It’s almost two hands full!

And, once again, he’s keeping that cheesy grin off camera!

All the best

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Two Mushrooming Videos

We took a few videos during our mushrooming foray on Saturday… This one shows me picking the largest Cep I’ve ever found… It also shows the cheesiest grin you’ve ever seen!! This video shows the Girlie finding three Ceps all together. It’s nice when that happens…. And doesn’t the Girlie look happy? All the best [...]

We took a few videos during our mushrooming foray on Saturday…

This one shows me picking the largest Cep I’ve ever found…

It also shows the cheesiest grin you’ve ever seen!!

This video shows the Girlie finding three Ceps all together.

It’s nice when that happens….

And doesn’t the Girlie look happy?

All the best

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October Mushrooms – 16/10

Saturday morning and we decided to go out mushrooming again… We took the same route; just up the lane and then straight into the forest. We decided to walk along the road, as before, as we’re not sure enough about what part of the interior of the forest to explore. That’ll come later, in the [...]

Saturday morning and we decided to go out mushrooming again…

We took the same route; just up the lane and then straight into the forest.

We decided to walk along the road, as before, as we’re not sure enough about what part of the interior of the forest to explore. That’ll come later, in the spring, when we can better see the lay of the land.


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October Mushrooms – 12/10

I have been contacted, out of the blue, by someone who was interested in going mushrooming with me…. “No problem with that”, I thought to myself.  “As long as he leaves some mushrooms for me!” So, on Tuesday, Martin and Carolyn came over and we headed off towards the forest… As you can see, Carolyn [...]

I have been contacted, out of the blue, by someone who was interested in going mushrooming with me….

“No problem with that”, I thought to myself.  “As long as he leaves some mushrooms for me!”

So, on Tuesday, Martin and Carolyn came over and we headed off towards the forest…

As you can see, Carolyn got off to a good start with a Perfect Cep!


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A Mushrooming Video!

I’ve treated myself to a new camera and when the Girlie found a rather nice Cep I though that it would be time to try out the video function… I am quite aware that my future may not be as a film director but, I think that if I practise enough, I may get the [...]

I’ve treated myself to a new camera and when the Girlie found a rather nice Cep I though that it would be time to try out the video function…

I am quite aware that my future may not be as a film director but, I think that if I practise enough, I may get the hang of it one day?

Anyway, the Girlie seems happy enough with her massive Cep…

Just one of the many Ceps that she found on Saturday!

All the best

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October Mushrooms – 09/10

The Girlie and I were having friends round for dinner and I was rather keen to try out a Cep salad. Thus, there was no choice but to go out mushrooming! It’s a hard job but someone has got to do it!

The Girlie and I were having friends round for dinner and I was rather keen to try out a Cep salad.

Thus, there was no choice but to go out mushrooming!

It’s a hard job but someone has got to do it!


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Mushrooming Baskets

Six years ago I bought myself a mushrooming basket. It wasn’t specifically a Mushrooming Basket but just one that I found, at a price I could afford, that I felt would do the job. I paid 15 euros for it and it was fine until last year when it started to fall apart. Time to [...]

Six years ago I bought myself a mushrooming basket. It wasn’t specifically a Mushrooming Basket but just one that I found, at a price I could afford, that I felt would do the job. I paid 15 euros for it and it was fine until last year when it started to fall apart.

Time to treat myself to a new one then…

There is a basket shop in Rochefort en Terre with all sorts of baskets at reasonable prices. The next nice day we have I may go there and have a good look round.

Luckily, at a Vide-Grenier (a French Garage Sale/Car Boot Sale) I managed to pick up a basket for 5 euros. It had been made by the father of the woman selling it.


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Mushrooms, mushrooms… everywhere!

After only two short forays and a few trips to the back garden, we seem to be overwhelmed with mushrooms! I’m not complaining though! The do taste really rather good! We’ve got friends coming round on Saturday. For starters we’re going to have a salad of Ceps and Lardons with tiny sautéed potatoes…. That should [...]

After only two short forays and a few trips to the back garden, we seem to be overwhelmed with mushrooms!

I’m not complaining though!

The do taste really rather good!

We’ve got friends coming round on Saturday. For starters we’re going to have a salad of Ceps and Lardons with tiny sautéed potatoes….

That should be something rather special!


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October Mushrooms – 03/10

Encouraged by yesterday’s success, we decided to go out mushrooming again. Fortunately, the rain stopped and we nipped out. Just down the lane and around the block; a little foray of about 2 hours (maybe 4 miles?) Here, the Girlie is being disgusting with a Bolet orangé (Boletus aurantiacus) that we found! In France, Bolet [...]

Encouraged by yesterday’s success, we decided to go out mushrooming again.

Fortunately, the rain stopped and we nipped out.

Just down the lane and around the block; a little foray of about 2 hours (maybe 4 miles?)

Here, the Girlie is being disgusting with a Bolet orangé (Boletus aurantiacus) that we found!

In France, Bolet orangé isn’t often picked as people are scared off by the colour!

That’s a shame as they are very tasty and stand up well to cooking.

I suppose I should add that I am allergic to small examples of this mushroom; anything over four inches, though, has no effect on me?


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October Mushrooms – 02/10

Even though it was raining, we decided to go for a walk. Of course, we took the mushrooming basket with us, just in case! I wisely decided to take the small basket; not because I wasn’t confident but because I’ve only just treated myself to a new basket and didn’t want to get it wet!

Even though it was raining, we decided to go for a walk.

Of course, we took the mushrooming basket with us, just in case!

I wisely decided to take the small basket; not because I wasn’t confident but because I’ve only just treated myself to a new basket and didn’t want to get it wet!


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